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Sep 122015
 

Organization: Engility Corporation
Country: Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia
Closing date: 15 Oct 2015

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Engility Corporation, building on IRG’s legacy in international development, is currently seeking a**Energy Experts** for an anticipated USAID-funded Power Reforms project in Southern Africa Region. The project is intended to assist the country’s goals increasing electric power generation and renewables capacities, expanding transmission and distribution, and have committed to make the utility and energy sector reforms to pave the way for investment and growth. The goal is to remove the power constraints to economic growth and spur trade and investment, while mitigating long-term greenhouse gas emissions trajectories. The project will serve as a catalyst that will spark a transformation in South Africa’s energy and power sector. The immediate outcome will be increased supply of and access to reliable, affordable, and sustainable power for millions of people and the enhanced responsible and transparent management of energy resources.

In support of the project, USAID has identified a number of interventions designed to:

  • facilitate the development and financial close of power generation and renewables, transmission and distribution transactions,
  • and (ii) support the adoption and implementation of policy, regulatory, and enabling environment reforms in support of greater private sector engagement and investment in the energy and power sector in Southern Africa.

Responsibilities assigned to the Energy Experts will cover a range of energy related disciplines and each expert will have the overall responsibility for delivering technical assistance packages covered by their particular area of expertise. Under the supervision of the Chief of Party, each expert may be in charge in their domains of intervention and may act as “Team Leader” for specific activity areas. Travel will be required to priority countries within the Southern Africa Region as needed. The responsibilities might include following:

  • Identify development opportunities for power, renewable energy, grid expansion, and other energy projects;
  • Prepare feasibility reports with specific focus on resource assessments, land issues, grid availability, tax regime, and financial incentives
  • Conduct due diligence and environmental assessments;
  • Support preparation of technical specifications, standards, norms and other technical documents;
  • Conduct training and capacity building of local stakeholders on different topics and areas related to energy projects

This is a contingent position based on funding from the customer.

MINIMUM TANGIBLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Advanced University degree in engineering, public policy, development economics, International Development, or another energy related discipline
  • At least 7 years of development cooperation experience (in areas including policy and planning) in the energy sector in the African context
  • Proven communication skills (oral and written)
  • Knowledge of renewable energy, energy efficiency, environmental and transverse issues in developing country context
  • Demonstrated spoken and written proficiency in English
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working in at least one of the following areas:
  • Power sector reforms
  • Renewable energy and grid integration
  • Transmission & Distribution Utilities
  • Energy Efficiency and Demand Side Management
  • Policy & Regulatory Reform
  • Natural gas
  • Low emissions development strategies
  • Regional institutions & cross border power trading

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 10 years of development cooperation experience (in areas including policy and planning) in the energy sector
  • Work experience in providing technical assistance / capacity building in energy related policy and regulatory areas would be an advantage
  • Work experience in energy sector reform in developing countries (in particular aiming at renewable energies, grid expansion, energy efficiency) would be an advantage
  • Work experience in industrial and technological cooperation and in project demonstration would be an advantage
  • Proficiency in French and African language would be an advantage

How to apply:

https://careers-engility.icims.com/jobs/14444/energy-experts%2c-southern-africa-energy/job

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